Parkland School District

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Parkland School District
District
Location of Parkland School District in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
A map of Parkland School District in relation to other school districts in Lehigh County

Parkland School District is a public school district located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA. It serves North Whitehall, South Whitehall, and Upper Macungie Townships, as well as the Trexler Park neighborhood in West Allentown.[1]

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Symbolized by a rosette encircled in a scalloped design on the front of the building, Fogelsville Elementary School was built in 1965. These seven separate rosettes, which are located both inside and outside the school, are mosaics set into the brickwork. According to Pennsylvania Dutch legend, the rosette repels “bad luck” and the scalloped design helps the students inside “sail smoothly” through life. Intended by its architects to reflect the historical roots of the school's community, the school was first called The Upper Macungie Elementary School and in 1970 renamed to Fogelsville Elementary School. When dedicated in 1965, the original building consisted of 13 classrooms, a library, a health room, and an activity building, which accommodated 411 students. Today, Fogelsville Elementary consists of 28 classrooms with an enrollment of 694 students, which presently is the largest of the seven elementary schools. Fogelsville Elementary School is the home of the “foxes”.
Named after Johannes Kratzer, a German immigrant and farmer who, near the turn of the 19th century and for the consideration of one dollar, donated a corner of his extensive family farm for the construction of a public schoolhouse. Later, when the Parkland School District was formed and unified, the original Kratzer schoolhouse served as the Parkland Community Center. The original building was torn down in the 1960s, but the modern building still retains the name of the original landowner, whose descendants still reside in Lehigh County. A portrait of Kratzer which hung inside the original building has been lost.
Named after Frederick J. Jaindl, farmer and philanthropist. It broke ground on March 29, 2009 and the school opened its doors in August 2010. The 20-acre site near Trexlertown accommodates approximately 600 students in grades K-5. It is also located near the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, and Grim Road.

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  1. ^ Parkland School District Profile Retrieved on Feb 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Parkland School District School Map Retrieved on Feb 21, 2010

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